Sushi is not only delicious, but so much fun also since it seems a lot of people are motivated to make unusual varieties of sushi. We’ve written about the world’s largest piece of sushi, insect sushi with bugs on top, and even sweet sushi made with marshmallow peeps. We’ve also seen iPhone cases created with plastic pieces of very realistic sushi on the front. Today I’d like to add another creative sushi specialty to the mix, and that would be glow-in-the-dark sushi.
At first I thought this must be some sort of barely-edible food science experiment, like those DIY glow-in-the-dark gummy worm kits you see in the toy store. As it turns out, it’s not quite like that. Although the process for making this sushi is the same, you have to use a genetically modified fish from the pet store. I admit, it sounds weird.
GloFish is a type of fish that was designed to glow-in-the-dark. These genetically modified fish were originally created for the purpose of alerting people when certain water is contaminated. They were originally only supposed to glow when swimming in polluted water. Now some of them are designed to glow all the time, and they are being sold in pet stores. Glowing Sushi discovered that if you eat them on a piece of sushi, they are not only tasty, but they will make your sushi glow-in-the-dark.
These fish are typically available in electric green, starfire red, cosmic blue, sunburst orange and galactic purple. Personally, I wouldn’t feel comfortable eating cute little fish who were genetically modified and then put in a pet store, especially if they are sold right there next to the goldfish. That’s too much like eating a dog to me. But for some people, apparently it’s very delicious and fun. Hey, I’m not here to judge, so whatever floats your boat sushi lovers!